itsnotmymind (itsnotmymind) wrote,
itsnotmymind
itsnotmymind

Something I Relate To

"Females with [Autism Spectrum Disorders] often develop “coping mechanisms” that can cover up the intrinsic difficulties they experience. They may mimic their peers, watch from the sidelines, use their intellect to figure out the best ways to remain undetected, and they will study, practice, and learn appropriate approaches to social situations. Sounds easy enough, but in fact these strategies take a lot of work and can more often than not lead to exhaustion, withdrawal, anxiety, selective mutism, and depression."

https://www.aane.org/women-asperger-profiles/
Tags: autism spectrum, personal
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